DEFENSE FAR SUPPLEMENT (DFARS) Change Notice 20040810

 

On August 10, 2004, DoD published the following proposed rules resulting from the DFARS Transformation Initiative.  Additional information on the DFARS Transformation Initiative is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/transformation/index.htm. 

 

Proposed Rules:

 

Resolving Tax Problems (DFARS Case 2003-D032) (Comments due October 12, 2004)

 

Proposed change relocates DFARS text to the new DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information.  A proposed rule describing the purpose and structure of PGI was published on February 23, 2004 (DFARS Change Notice 20040223).  The relocated text contains guidance on resolution of tax issues and information on tax relief agreements between the United States and foreign governments. 

 

The Federal Register notice for this proposed rule is available here.

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions proposed by this rule is here.

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing the text proposed for inclusion in PGI is here.

 

Bonds (DFARS Case 2003-D033) (Comments due October 12, 2004)

 

Proposed change updates DFARS text on the use of bonds for financial protection against losses under DoD contracts.  The change clarifies that fidelity and forgery bonds are authorized for use when necessary for protection of the Government or the contractor or when the investigative and claims services of a surety company are desired.

 

The Federal Register notice for this proposed rule is available here.

 

A Microsoft Word format document showing all additions and deletions proposed by this rule is here.